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iPicBooth
4.7
from 229 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 496 hires on Thumbtack
Michael W.
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We were looking for a team that was creative and willing to go that extra mile to cover our wedding. We found it with Stan and his crew at supernova films. We really liked the movement, feel and lively sprit of their videos. They were upfront about what we got for the price and flexible in the negotiations for the contract. With all pre planning done remotely our wedding day coverage still went smoothly. They were early and stayed late for our events to capture all the footage needed. They even worked really well with our photographer that was from another company. They were very receptive and patient with our revisions of the videos and delivered as expected. This is the team to pick if you want fun, simplicity in production and great videos to cover your event.

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Brad Zangwill Photography
4.8
from 131 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 281 hires on Thumbtack
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Wilgen P.
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Brad went above and beyond . He found ways to take pictures and film. Directed us well. And make posing for photos easy. I'm looking forward to seeing the photos . Thank you brad.

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J. Concepts Productions
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vivek R.
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I hired Jami to film a surprise proposal--she didn't just sit back and film the event--she helped produce it. Jami got there early to help set up and stage everything, and took both video and photos. She sent us a beautifully edited video the very next day. I would recommend Jami for any event, and especially, for a surprise proposal!

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ROF Industries Inc.
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katie N.
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Nicole and Chris were an absolute pleasure to work with. We used them to gain b-roll footage for marketing purposes and also to create a conference video. We had them film during our 3 day conference. They made sure to cover all of the material we asked for and then some. They were friendly, approached our attendees politely, we're on time and we're looking forward to an awesome end product. I would highly recommend them and definitely use them again!

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Creative Deviants L.A.
4.8
from 55 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eric R.
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I have worked with Rand on several theatrical, film, and commercial projects and he is a professional of the highest order. It's always a pleasure working with such an amazing talent. He always brings the best out of me.

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  • 18 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
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Jamie D.
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We decided to hire Steven Grossman to film our wedding at The Casino in San Clemente, CA on July 8, 2016 and we were so happy we did! We just wanted the raw footage without editing and it was very affordable. We had the hard drive within days of our wedding. Steve did an awesome job with capturing every little detail including all of our ceremony, the grand entrances, the speeches, cake cutting, bouquet and garter toss, tons of dancing, and more. The guests hardly knew he was there, but when they did, he was so kind and helpful. Even leading up to the wedding, Steve was very easy to communicate with, even though we never met before the wedding day! I would absolutely recommend Steve for anyone looking to get an unforgettable video of your big day! Thank you again!

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FD Productions
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eric T.
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Shaun is very professional in his film making. He takes the time to learn what the customer is looking for and then works with the ideas to make a great product. He goes the extra mile with his production work.

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Marabate Studios
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stacy K.
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Mark is amazing! He was our wedding videographer and we could not have been more pleased. He is extremely professional and responsiveness, and so great to work with. The wedding video came out perfect. We provided zero direction and he captured all the details and took us right back to all the incredible feelings of the day. Mark is a true professional and incredibly talented. We will certainly use him for any video services we will need in the future and would highly recommend him.

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The Vision Field
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeff V.
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I had to hire someone else due to my last minute film clearance. But I would’ve hired Erica and company in a heartbeat. Thanks!

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Brandon Fate Films
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alexis A.
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We found Brandon by searching for a videographer on Thumbtack. We saw his sample video on his website moved by how beautiful and heartfelt the quality of the video was. We decided to book his services and were extremely pleased. He did a great job videoing the ceremony of our wedding and the highlight video was extremely well done. He was able to recommend for us a photographer that he knew who also turned out to be great. We have only received the highlight video so far, but if it is a sign of things to come with the professional video editing and the music then we are sure that the full length video will be amazing. We definitely recommend Brandon as a videographer for any event and the photographer he works with is wonderful as well.

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Merve Tekin
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael B.
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Merve is a true pro!! She has a great eye for shots, and is very good at asking questions to make sure you accurately get what you have in your head into a high quality video! We hired her for end to end video production and couldn't be happier. Lovely to work with and highly recommend!

La Boheme Life
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Kelsey B.
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Daniella was AMAZING. She was professional and flexible. Spent a lot of time with us prior to event to discuss needs and wants and to get familiar with each other. All of my friends and family raved about how sweet and friendly she was. Daniella made herself almost invisible while filming and truly captured the moments within the events. I am so blessed to have met her and have her film our big day! Satisfied is an understatement. Thank you again Daniella!

  • 28 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Ken O.
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Hired Doug as photographer to create more than 100 profiles of out key alumni that now hang at the campus and others given to the individual alumni. Doug can get the job done without much direction. He now offers photography and video services He has so much talent and cooperation that makes him a responsive problem solver and skilled artist.

  • 10 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Ruthann R.
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Chris went above and beyond for this film project on just 2 days notice and completed it as promised with the highest quality film skills and equipment. I highly recommend his services and plan to work with him and his team again.

Enlightened Pictures Inc.
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Edward E.
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Easy to work with Daniel, Videos and JPGS were crystal clear and exceeded my expectations. Copies provided the following day in all of the formats requested. Will definitely use his services again.

Soulfry Films + Stills
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Ann C.
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Kristen was a wonderful person to work with for my photoshoot that was needed for my online business. She went the extra mile on every shot capturing the best pictures possible. She is truely one in a million and I plan on hiring her for future projects. Excellent in every way, and I would highly recommend her for any of your photography or film project needs.

  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Rosa G.
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I really wanted someone to be able to capture the latin vibes at our wedding last month. We are extremely happy that we made the right choice of going with NewlyWed Cinema! They had experience with Mexican and Latin Weddings and saw that their work was perfect for what my husband and I wanted. Luis Angel was punctual and patient with all of wedding day craziness and our big family expectations. We love that he made an instant connection with my mom and dad by being able to speak Spanish with them. And now after seeing the finished masterpiece of our Wedding Day Film, we are thrilled to the moon and back by how he captured all of the emotions that were experienced on our big day. From my family to yours, do yourself a favor and hire Luis Angel and the Newlywed Cinema team!

Live Art Photography LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Sheryl V.
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When I was looking for a photographer to shoot my wedding, I did my full due diligence. I checked ALL of the review sites and interviewed all the big photographers in LA. I was even referred to so many talented photographers who did my friend's weddings. It's an exhaustive process but I wanted everything to be just right. A lot of money was spent on my dress, my husband's tux, the venue, catering, etc. I wanted someone who was as detailed oriented as I am, and had a vision on how to execute the shots. Finally I met Carl and his wife Desiree, and I had a good feeling right away. They were so friendly, funny, and professional. He was detailed about everything and let me know what we were going to get and when we were going to be receive it. One of the best things about their service is their price transparency. Almost all the photographers I checked out didn't have specific prices on their websites. They just say "starting at". I always felt like it was a shake down. But they were upfront about pricing and it was a steal for what they give you. They were our favorite vendors on the day of the wedding. They were interacting with our guests and all our family just loved them. I think they ran out of business cards by the end of the night. Carl just had a way of making us feel at ease in front of the camera because we never had a professional take photos of us before. We were hoping to find someone to make us feel relaxed in front of the camera, and they have a real gift of getting all of us to be ourselves and have fun. Our candids were amazing. The photos and the videos were breathtaking. I feel really lucky to stumble upon Carl and Desiree. They'll be shooting our baby shower when the time comes.

Elysian Sound and Light
4.5
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Steve K.
Verified review

I am a composer for film and television. I hired V&B Sound to re-outfit my Los Angeles-based studio space before beginning work on a feature film. The owner, Benji, was extremely thorough, knowledgable, and budget-conscious. He put together a full list of gear, sound-proofing materials, and everything I needed. He knows where to save and where to spend, and his experience as a professional musician gives him the expertise to clearly explain and justify his recommendations. What's more, he personally installed as much of the equipment as he was able, and also made sure the rest of it was properly done. I highly recommend Benji and V&B Sound and will be using them for all of my future gear and equipment purchases as well as anything else related to audio and installation.

Magers Productions
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Liza W.
Verified review

Jared Magers was beyond professional and extremely talented when it came to filming for my event. I can't believe the edits he was able to make to my film. I found him on this website and I sure will be using him for my next video shoot. I suggest you look no further and use Magers Productions! You will not regret the service, quality and pricing they offer. The whole team is exceptional talented and professional!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Joshua H.
Verified review

Lemar Griffin is absolutely fantastic. I planned a surprise proposal for my girlfriend that had some moving parts and Lemar was able to provide me with everything I was hoping for and more! He was extremely accomadating to my fiancé’s wishes after I popped the question and we had our mini engagement session. He made us both feel so comfortable and carefree and I think the pictures really reflect that. I never felt like I was posing for a camera. Lemar goes above and beyond to get you fantastic, professionally edited pictures in hours. 4 hours after we left the pier I had a whole folder of pics sitting in my email. The next day there was a super cute video. Cannot day enough good about him! Highly recommended.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a videographer and what do they do?

A videographer professionally films weddings and other events and edits the footage to create film keepsakes or marketing materials for their clients. Wedding videographers record all the key elements of your wedding day, ceremony and reception, and then edit the hours of film during post-production to make a wedding video, social media highlight reels, and any other film features you choose. Wedding videography captures, in live action, your vows, the cake-cutting, the first dance, reception toasts, the decor, the guests and all the details of your day. Many wedding videographers also interview guests (based on an interview list provided by the couple) and incorporate the recorded responses into the wedding video. Event videography typically costs less than wedding videography, as events are shorter with less detail. The national average cost for event videography is $500-$760, while the national average cost for wedding videography is $990-$1,260. A videographer usually does not need to be licensed, but it is important to confirm they have insurance and good standing in the business community, as well as good client reviews. A great majority of the work happens during post-production. The pros watch and blend together the hours of footage they took (sometimes from multiple cameras) to capture the story of your wedding day or event.

How do you choose a wedding videographer?

A wedding videographer will create a lifetime memory for you from edited video footage of your wedding day, ceremony and reception. Choosing a wedding videographer starts with looking online at portfolios of their past work. There’s no need to talk to anyone unless you love what you see. Next, make sure they have good reviews and past client experience; don’t be shy about asking for references if there aren’t any posted online. When you find someone who has a style you love, ask if they are available on your wedding day. If so, it’s time to talk pricing. Be clear about your maximum budget, and ask what kind of packages they offer. Pricing will depend on the number of crew needed for filming, the hours they are required to be onsite, post-production editing, and the length of the final product. Talk with several wedding videographers to get a feel for what prices are like in your region. Nationally, the average cost for wedding videography ranges between $990 and $1,260 per event. Once you agree on a product and have a plan, get everything in a written and signed contract. Clearly state the details of what is expected for your wedding day and from the final product. Be prepared to pay a deposit to reserve their services for the day, then pay the remainder upon receiving the video.

What should you ask your wedding videographer before hiring?

Finding the perfect wedding videographer doesn’t have to be stressful. Asking a few key questions upfront will help you find the right fit for your big day. Before talking with wedding videographers, research their work online. Look at their websites, business profiles and social media, and see what their finished wedding videos look like. If the style fits what you’re envisioning, it’s time to reach out. During initial contact, make sure you get along with the person. This is important since they’ll be interacting with you and your guests.

Your first question should be about their availability; there’s no point in going further if they’re booked on your wedding day. Ask to see references if they’re not readily available online. Next, it’s time to talk about money. Ask how they determine rates or what kind of packages they offer. When you settle on a rate and the services you want, make sure to have a written contract that outlines everything, including cost, length of time they film, what post-production will include, and when you can expect to receive the edited project.

When do you pay your wedding videographer and wedding photographer?

Most wedding videographers and photographers require a set deposit when you hire them. Wedding season is a busy time and a deposit secures that vendor’s services for your wedding date. It also protects the vendor if the couple changes their mind at the last minute, and they can’t find a new booking and lose work for the day. The deposit may be anywhere from 20 percent to  50 percent of the agreed-upon total price. Always get a written confirmation that your deposit has been received.

The remainder of the wedding videography and photography bill may be due in the week before to your wedding or on the day of the wedding. Other vendors may require a second payment immediately before the wedding and a third and final payment after the wedding video or photos are delivered. Each vendor has their own policies, so before hiring be sure to read, understand and agree to payment protocols. There is no requirement for tipping wedding videographers or photographers, but if you do want to tip them, the end of the reception is the appropriate time. 

How much is videography for a wedding?

Wedding videography is one thing many couples regret not paying for. It may seem like just another expense during wedding planning, but it’s really special to have a moving memory of your big day. The national average cost for wedding videography is $990-$1,260. Pricing can vary depending on wedding length, special film features, the amount of editing required, and how many videographers are needed to cover the event. Many videographers offer packages that provide different levels of service. A very simple wedding documentary could be $600 or more, while a full-scale cinematic experience involving multiple videographers could be $2,500 or more. Here’s an example of average package pricing:

  • Package 1: $1,400
    • Footage during and after the ceremony, including highlights requested by the couple.
    • Two cameras with audio equipment.
    • DVD including a 3- or 4-minute edit to a song of the couple’s choice and a 45- to 50-minute raw edit covering the entire event.
    • Recordings of guests’ good wishes to the couple.
  • Package 2: $1,800
    • Includes everything from Package 1, plus an additional videographer (2 total) and aerial videography.  
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